Terms of Service
This Terms of Service (“ToS” or “Terms”) is a binding contract between you, an individual user or site visitor, whether personally or on behalf of an entity (“user,” “you,” “your”) and the RENEC Foundation (the “Foundation,” “we,” “us” or “our”) concerning the use of the Foundation’s services (the “Service”), including the www.renec.foundation website as well as any other media form, media channel, or mobile website related, linked, or otherwise connected thereto (collectively, the “Site”). Currently, the Foundation maintains and operates www.renec.foundation as a portal for news, information, and updates about the RENEC protocol or blockchain (the “RENEC Network”) and the RENEC ecosystem. For the avoidance of doubt, the Foundation does not control the RENEC Network and cannot control activity and data on the RENEC Network, the activities of persons who develop and use applications on the Network, the validation of transactions on the RENEC Network, or use of the RENEC Network. The Network is an open-source protocol that is maintained and processed by RENEC Network validators across the globe.
BY ACCESSING OR USING THE SERVICE, YOU AGREE THAT YOU HAVE READ, UNDERSTOOD, AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TOS. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE, PLEASE DO NOT USE THE SERVICE OR SITE.
SCOPE AND PURPOSE OF SERVICE
The Service is licensed, not sold, to you for use only under the terms of the ToS, subject to your complete and ongoing compliance with the terms and conditions of the ToS. The Foundation hereby grants you a personal, limited, revocable, non-transferable license to access and use the Service solely for your own use.
You may not modify, alter, reproduce, or distribute the Service. You may not directly rent, lease, lend, sell, redistribute or sublicense the Service. You may not copy, decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble, attempt to derive the source code of, modify, or create derivative works of any portion of the Service, any updates, or any part thereof (except as and only to the extent any foregoing restriction is prohibited by applicable law), nor attempt to disable or circumvent any security or other technological measure designed to protect the Service or any content available through the Service. If you breach these license restrictions, or otherwise exceed the scope of the licenses granted in the ToS, then you may be subject to prosecution and damages, as well as liability for infringement of intellectual property rights, and denial of access to the Service.
WITHOUT LIMITING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF THIS TOS, WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO, IN OUR SOLE DISCRETION AND WITHOUT NOTICE OR LIABILITY, DENY ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE SERVICE (INCLUDING BLOCKING CERTAIN IP ADDRESSES), TO ANY PERSON FOR ANY REASON OR FOR NO REASON, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION FOR BREACH OF ANY REPRESENTATION, WARRANTY, OR COVENANT CONTAINED IN THIS TOS OR OF ANY APPLICABLE LAW OR REGULATION. WE MAY TERMINATE YOUR USE OR PARTICIPATION IN THE SITE AT ANY TIME, WITHOUT WARNING, IN OUR SOLE DISCRETION.
If we terminate or suspend your access to the Site for any reason, you are prohibited from attempting to access the Site under your name, a fake or borrowed name, or the name of any third party, even if you may be acting on behalf of the third party. In addition to terminating or suspending your access, we reserve the right to take appropriate legal action, including without limitation pursuing civil, criminal, and injunctive redress.
The Service is provided "as is" and we make no warranties or guarantees of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability, or availability of the Service or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the Service for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.
You may not access or use the Service for any purpose other than that for which we make the Service available. The Service may not be used in connection with any commercial endeavors except those that are specifically endorsed or approved by us.
As a user of the Service, you agree not to:
1, Systematically retrieve data or other content from the Service to create or compile, directly or indirectly, a collection, compilation, database, or directory without written permission from us.
2, Make any unauthorized use of the Service, including collecting usernames and/or email addresses of users by electronic or other means for the purpose of sending unsolicited email, or creating user accounts by automated means or under false pretenses.
3, Circumvent, disable, or otherwise interfere with security-related features of the Service, including features that prevent or restrict the use or copying of any content or enforce limitations on the use of the Service and/or the content contained therein.
4, Engage in unauthorized framing of or linking to the Site.
5, Trick, defraud, or mislead us and other users, especially in any attempt to learn sensitive account information such as user passwords.
6, Make improper use of our support services or submit false reports of abuse or misconduct.
7, Engage in any automated use of the system, such as using scripts to send comments or messages, or using any data mining, robots, or similar data gathering and extraction tools.
8, Interfere with, disrupt, or create an undue burden on the Site or the networks or services connected to the Site.
9, Attempt to impersonate another user or person.
10, Use any information obtained from the Site in order to harass, abuse, or harm another person.
11, Use the Service as part of any effort to compete with us or otherwise use the Service and/or the content for any revenue-generating endeavor or commercial enterprise.
12, Decipher, decompile, disassemble, or reverse engineer any of the software comprising or in any way making up a part of the Site.
13, Harass, annoy, intimidate, or threaten any of our employees or agents engaged in providing any portion of the Service to you.
14, Attempt to bypass any measures of the Site designed to prevent or restrict access to the Site, or any portion of the Site.
15, Delete the copyright or other proprietary rights notice from any content.
17, Upload or transmit (or attempt to upload or to transmit) viruses, Trojan horses, or other material, including excessive use of capital letters and spamming (continuous posting of repetitive text), that interferes with any party’s uninterrupted use and enjoyment of the Service or modifies, impairs, disrupts, alters, or interferes with the use, features, functions, operation, or maintenance of the Service.
18, Upload or transmit (or attempt to upload or to transmit) any material that acts as a passive or active information collection or transmission mechanism, including without limitation, clear graphics interchange formats (“gifs”), 1×1 pixels, web bugs, cookies, or other similar devices (sometimes referred to as “spyware” or “passive collection mechanisms” or “pcms”).
19, Except as may be the result of standard search engine or Internet browser usage, use, launch, develop, or distribute any automated system, including without limitation, any spider, robot, cheat utility, scraper, or offline reader that accesses the Site, or using or launching any unauthorized script or other software.
20, Disparage, tarnish, distribute hate speech/explicit content or otherwise harm, in our opinion, us, the Service and/or other users of the Service.
21, Copy, reproduce, distribute, publicly perform or publicly display all or portions of our Service, except as expressly permitted by us or our licensors.
22, Modify our Service, remove any proprietary rights notices or markings, or otherwise make any derivative works based upon our Service.
23, Infringe any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other intellectual or proprietary right of the Foundation or any third party.
Use the Service in a manner inconsistent with any applicable laws or regulations.
DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
We do not warrant that the Service will be uninterrupted or error-free. In particular, the Service may be unavailable during maintenance periods or due to technical issues beyond our control.
We make no warranties or guarantees about the reliability, availability, or performance of the Service. You use the Service at your own risk and acknowledge that the Service may be subject to delays, errors, or other issues that could impact its functionality.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
To the fullest extent permitted by law, we shall not be liable for any damages or losses of any kind arising out of or in connection with your use of the Service, including but not limited to direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, or punitive damages.
“RENEC” and all related logos and trademarks are the property of RENEC Foundation and are protected by intellectual property laws. You may not use any of these trademarks or logos without our prior written consent.
All content and materials on the Service, including but not limited to text, images, graphics, and software, are the property of RENEC Foundation or our licensors and are protected by intellectual property laws. You may not use any of this content or materials for any commercial purpose without our prior written consent.
TERMINATION AND SUSPENSION
We reserve the right to terminate or suspend your access to the Service at any time, without notice, for any reason, including but not limited to breach of these ToS or applicable laws and regulations.
CHANGES TO THE TOS
We may change these ToS from time to time by posting updated terms on this page. We encourage you to review these ToS periodically for any changes. Your continued use of the Service after any changes have been made constitutes your acceptance of the revised ToS.
**Please read the following section carefully because it requires you to arbitrate certain disputes and claims with the Foundation and limits the manner in which you can seek relief from us, unless you opt out of arbitration by following the instructions set forth below. No class or representative actions or arbitrations are allowed under this arbitration provision. **In addition, arbitration precludes you from suing in court or having a jury trial. **
(a) No Representative Actions. You and the Foundation agree that any dispute arising out of or related to this ToS or the Service is personal to you and the Foundation and that any dispute will be resolved solely through individual action, and will not be brought as a class arbitration, class action or any other type of representative proceeding.
(b) Arbitration of Disputes. You and the Foundation waive your rights to a jury trial and to have any other dispute arising out of or related to this ToS and the Service, including claims related to privacy and data security (collectively, “Disputes”) resolved in court. Instead, for any Dispute that you have against the Foundation, you agree first to contact the Foundation and attempt to resolve the claim informally by sending a written notice of your claim (“Notice”) to the Foundation by email at [email protected] or by certified mail addressed to [RENEC foundation Address]. The Notice must (a) include your name, residence address, email address, and telephone number; (b) describe the nature and basis of the Dispute; and (c) set forth the specific relief sought. Our notice to you will be similar in form to that described above. If you and the Foundation cannot reach an agreement to resolve the Dispute within thirty (30) days after such Notice is received, then either party may submit the Dispute to binding arbitration administered by JAMS or, under the limited circumstances set forth above, in court. All Disputes submitted to JAMS will be resolved through confidential, binding arbitration before one arbitrator. Arbitration proceedings will be held in Singapore. You and the Foundation agree that Disputes will be held in accordance with the JAMS Streamlined Arbitration Rules and Procedures (“JAMS Rules”). The most recent version of the JAMS Rules are available on the JAMS website and are hereby incorporated by reference. You either acknowledge and agree that you have read and understand the JAMS Rules or waive your opportunity to read the JAMS Rules and waive any claim that the JAMS Rules are unfair or should not apply for any reason.
(c) You and the Foundation agree that these Terms affect interstate commerce and that the enforceability of this Section will be substantively and procedurally governed by the Federal Arbitration Act, 9 U.S.C. § 1, et seq. (the “FAA”), to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law. As limited by the FAA, these Terms and the JAMS Rules, the arbitrator will have exclusive authority to make all procedural and substantive decisions regarding any Dispute and to grant any remedy that would otherwise be available in court, including the power to determine the question of arbitrability. The arbitrator may conduct only an individual arbitration and may not consolidate more than one individual’s claims, preside over any type of class or representative proceeding or preside over any proceeding involving more than one individual.
(d) The arbitration will allow for the discovery or exchange of non-privileged information relevant to the Dispute. The arbitrator, the Foundation, and you will maintain the confidentiality of any arbitration proceedings, judgments and awards, including information gathered, prepared and presented for purposes of the arbitration or related to the Dispute(s) therein. The arbitrator will have the authority to make appropriate rulings to safeguard confidentiality unless the law provides to the contrary. The duty of confidentiality does not apply to the extent that disclosure is necessary to prepare for or conduct the arbitration hearing on the merits, in connection with a court application for a preliminary remedy or in connection with a judicial challenge to an arbitration award or its enforcement, or to the extent that disclosure is otherwise required by law or judicial decision.
(e) You and the Foundation agree that for any arbitration you initiate, you will pay the filing fee (up to a maximum of $250 if you are a consumer). For any arbitration initiated by the Foundation, the Foundation will pay all JAMS fees and costs. You and the Foundation agree that Singapore shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any appeals and the enforcement of an arbitration award.
(f) Any Dispute must be filed within one year after the relevant claim arose; otherwise, the Dispute is permanently barred, which means that you and the Foundation will not have the right to assert the claim.
(g) You have the right to opt-out of binding arbitration within 30 days of the date you first accepted the terms of this Section by mailing an opt-out notice to the Foundation at [RENEC foundation Address]. In order to be effective, the opt-out notice must include your full name and address and clearly indicate your intent to opt-out of binding arbitration. By opting out of binding arbitration, you agree to resolve Disputes in accordance with the governing law and venue terms of this ToS.
(h) If any portion of this Section is found to be unenforceable or unlawful for any reason, (a) the unenforceable or unlawful provision shall be severed from these Terms; (b) severance of the unenforceable or unlawful provision shall have no impact whatsoever on the remainder of this Section or the parties’ ability to compel arbitration of any remaining claims on an individual basis pursuant to this Section; and (c) to the extent that any claims must therefore proceed on a class, collective, consolidated, or representative basis, such claims must be litigated in a civil court of competent jurisdiction and not in arbitration, and the parties agree that litigation of those claims shall be stayed pending the outcome of any individual claims in arbitration. Further, if any part of this Section is found to prohibit an individual claim seeking public injunctive relief, that provision will have no effect to the extent such relief is allowed to be sought out of arbitration, and the remainder of this Section will be enforceable.
We are committed to protecting your personal data and complying with applicable data protection laws. We will maintain certain data that you transmit to the Site for the purpose of managing the performance of the Site, as well as data relating to your use of the Site. Although we perform regular routine backups of data, you are solely responsible for all data that you transmit or that relates to any activity you have undertaken using the Site. You agree that we shall have no liability to you for any loss or corruption of any such data, and you hereby waive any right of action against us arising from any such loss or corruption of such data.
These ToS constitute the entire agreement between you and us regarding the use of the Service. If any provision of these ToS is found to be invalid or unenforceable, that provision shall be enforced to the maximum extent possible, and the remaining provisions shall remain in full force and effect.
If you have any questions about these ToS or the Service, please contact us at [email protected]